Accent Signage Case: Wrongful Death or Workers’ Compensation Claim?

An April 22 hearing was conducted to determine whether the wrongful death lawsuit a family filed against Accent Signage Systems should be thrown out or not, as it could possibly fall under Minnesota workers’ compensation….

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ATV Owners Vicariously Liable for Driver’s Negligence Under Minnesota Law

Under Minnesota’s “Safety Responsibility Act” found at Minn. Stat. § 169.09, subd. 5(a), a driver is deemed the agent of the owner and is therefore the owner is legally responsible for the negligence of the…

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I-90 Bus Rollover Case Settled (Austin, MN)

17 of the 22 injury and death claims arising out of the mid-afternoon November 18, 2009 bus rollover on I-90 between Albert Lea and Rochester settled at mediation for $3.25 million, according to attorney Paul…

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Attorney Paul Dahlberg Named to Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Form

Attorney Paul Dahlberg Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Form The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Paul Dahlberg of Rochester MN has been certified as a…

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Bus Crash Driver Medical Emergency Defense Motion Denied

The District Court in Freeborn County, Minnesota has denied the defendant’s motion for Summary Judgement in the I-90 bus crash of November 18, 2009.  The coach tour bus owned by Strain Tours (dba Bold Lines) was returning from Diamond Jo Casino to Rochester MN when it crossed the center line of I-90 near Austin MN […]

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Underpayment of Benefits Identified

Mr. Patterson represented an injured worker who had sustained a wrist injury. The injured worker had already been paid for 104 weeks of wage loss benefits. Upon meeting with the injured worker, Mr. Patterson quickly…

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Employer and Insurer Found Liable for Employee’s Injuries Suffered in Motor Vehicle Accident

Mr. Patterson represented a Home Health Care worker who injured his neck in a work related motor vehicle accident. After accepting liability for more than six months, the workers' compensation insurer obtained an independent medical…

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Successful Workers’ Compensation Settlement

Mr. Patterson represented a worker who sustained multiple unreported low back injuries, between 1995 through 2005 with multiple Employers and Insurers. Mr. Patterson obtained expert testimony from an orthopedic surgeon who provided his opinion that…

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Truck Driver with Traumatic Brain Injury Continues to Receive Benefits

Mr. Patterson represented a truck driver who sustained multiple orthopedic injuries and a traumatic brain injury as a result of a single vehicle accident. The workers' compensation insurer contended the Employee suffered from a personal…

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Dog Owners liable for Injuries Caused by Dog

Minnesota Statute § 347.22 mandates that an owner is liable to the full amount of the injury sustained if a dog injures any person who is acting peaceably in any place where the person may lawfully be.  Case law makes it clear that application of the statute is not limited to vicious attacks.  The statute […]

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